Harlequins are desperately trying to wrestle the minor premiership from Wests.
Harlequins are desperately trying to wrestle the minor premiership from Wests. Craig Warhurst

Harlequins fight for top spot

HARLEQUINS are at a crossroads in their desperate attempt to regain the top spot on the Gympie A Grade competition ladder and bag the minor premiership.

With just one round remaining, Harlequins played day one of a two day match against Valleys at the weekend.

But just like the other match played at the weekend, wet weather forced umpires to call play prematurely.

The game was halted with Harlequins opening the batting and precariously on 5 for 85 from 49 overs.

It’s an awkward moment for the match to be paused for Harlequins, and how the team resumes this weekend will have deep ramifications.

At stake is not only the top spot on the competition ladder but also the minor premiership.

Wests stand in the way of the minor premiership after storming to the top of the ladder after the conclusion of the last round.

Harlequins didn’t help the equation after posting a disappointing loss last weekend.

A standout for Harlequins at the weekend was Peter Kross, top scoring with a patient 32.

Meanwhile, Valleys, defending dual premiers, are out of the finals race and will be treating this last round as a chance to finish the season on a positive note.

The side had a sturdy start to its title defence, but in recent months has struggled to produce the form that earned it a nomination for Team of the Year at the 2009 Sports Star of the Year Awards.

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